Friday, 20 January 2017

New Fabric Friday & New Named Clothing Patterns!

It's Friday again so it's time for some beautiful new knit fabrics for you to [buy right now!](http://www.girlcharlee.co.uk/new-arrivals-c-89.html?sort=2a&view_all=1)

1  Black fading through grey to white, then back to black again, in this ombre stripe cotton jersey blend. Stripe repeats every 40cm, giving a stunning effect for long dresses like the new Named Clothing Beatrix Skater (see below)

2  A classic red/black stripe cotton spandex (stripes 5cm). Perfect for a cute Agnes top by Tilly and the Buttons. Rock that naughty Dennis the Menace look!

3  A black cotton spandex with 0.5cm white stars.  This fabric is very slightly flawed and so has been reduced to half price but would make a great pair of Marigold Trousers!

Click your favourite below or see all our new fabric and pattern arrivals HERE
We are now selling our popular Mystery Mix packs in 1/2 metre lots!

Each lot has a mix of 5 different knit fabrics - Cotton Jersey, Cotton Lycra, Ponte De Roma, Hacci Sweater & BOLT by Girl Charlee. All pieces measure 1/2 metre + for a total of over 2.5 metres of fabric per lot.

They are a great way to try your hand with new fabrics for those small projects, and at a bargain price!
Buy yours HERE now!
Week 2 of our releases of the wonderful patterns from Named Clothing

Named is an independent clothing pattern label founded by Finnish sisters Saara and Laura Huhta. Named garments are a combination of Scandinavian clean-lined simplicity and interesting details. Named launches two main collections a year, and the patterns have five levels of difficulty, which means that anyone from a beginner to a more experienced sewer can find patterns suited to their skill level.

Today we have 8 beautiful patterns for you from the Spring Summer 2016 collection, 2 of which are 2 in 1 patterns for double the sewing fun!  We will be adding more collections each Friday for the next 4 weeks.  Click on your favourite below and don't forget to check back each week to see the stunning new patterns being added (alongside gorgeous new fabrics!).
You can see all our other wonderful Indie Patterns HERE.
Keep sharing your pics via Instagram / Facebook / Twitter (don't forget to tag @girlcharleeuk or #girlcharleeuk), or email them to us sales@girlcharlee.co.uk

Sign up to our email newsletter to keep up to date with all our new fabrics, competitions/ giveaways and all the Knitty News! The sign up box is HERE or on our website.  
Happy Sewing!
~ Mark & The Girl Charlee Team

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Tutorial Tuesday: Casual Cute Knit Dress

I was looking recently for a really simple but cute dress to make when I came across this "Casual Cute Knit Dress" from Jill at Made it on Monday.
It fit the bill perfectly!  Simple and quick to make, yet with the finishing touches like the gathered neckline and the additional pretty floral belt, it looks beautiful!
Jill takes you through making both the dress and belt.  Even without the belt I think the dress looks cute, and it is certainly comfy.  
The belt gives you 3 additional looks - mid rise empire waist, at the hips or high empire, so it's like 4 dresses in one!
Jill used a baby rib knit for her dress but you can use any of our Cotton JerseyCotton Lycra or Rib Knits. A few of my picks from the store:
For more ideas, patterns and tutorials, follow Girl Charlee's board on Pinterest.
Don't forget to sign up for our email updates to keep up to date with all our New Fabrics, Sales, Giveaways and all our Knitty News!  Click HERE to sign up! 

Happy Sewing!
~ Jen & The Girl Charlee Team

Friday, 13 January 2017

New Fabric Friday & New Named Clothing Patterns!

It may be Friday the 13th, but we are only giving out good luck as we have some lovely new ornate style fabrics available to buy right now

1  A beautiful modern lattice diamond design with roses in a navy blue on white cotton jersey blend.

2  The same design, but this time in a gorgeous poppy red!

3  A modern bandana design with flowers and paisley in white on a deep navy blue cotton spandex blend.

All 3 are lighter weight with good stretch, so perfect for the spring/summer or for layering, so get buying and get making now and dream of the warmer weather to come!

Click your favourite below or see all our new fabric and pattern arrivals HERE

We're really excited to announce that we have 60 (YES! 60!) amazing new patterns from Named Clothing being added to the website for download over the next 6 weeks! 

Named is an independent clothing pattern label founded by Finnish sisters Saara and Laura Huhta. Named garments are a combination of Scandinavian clean-lined simplicity and interesting details. Named launches two main collections a year, and the patterns have five levels of difficulty, which means that anyone from a beginner to a more experienced sewer can find patterns suited to their skill level.

Today we have 9 beautiful patterns for you from the Fall Winter 2016 collection, 2 of which are 2 in 1 patterns for double the sewing fun!  We will be adding more collections each Friday for the next 5 weeks.  Click on your favourite below and don't forget to check back each week to see the stunning new patterns being added (alongside gorgeous new fabrics!).
Tuuli V-Neck Jersey Dress and Bodysuit
 Talvikki Sweater
 Helmi Trench Blouse & Tunic Dress
 Lempi Button Down Dress
 Pilvi Coat Dress
 Tyyni Cigarette Trousers
 Pulmu High Waisted Pencil Skirt
 Aava Tailored Blazer
 Sointu Kimono Tee


You can see all our other wonderful Indie Patterns HERE.
Keep sharing your pics via Instagram / Facebook / Twitter (don't forget to tag @girlcharleeuk or #girlcharleeuk), or email them to us sales@girlcharlee.co.uk

Sign up to our email newsletter to keep up to date with all our new fabrics, competitions/ giveaways and all the Knitty News! The sign up box is HERE or on our website.  
Happy Sewing!
~ Mark & The Girl Charlee Team